Why Lenovo in the Data Center
Achieving competitive advantage in the next-generation data center will require even greater optimization and efficiency. Lenovo can help. We leverage a deep heritage of innovation to deliver:
- Reliable, flexible, and secure data center systems.
- Open server, storage, networking, and system management platforms that seamlessly integrate with your environment.
- Record-setting systems performance.
- Purpose-driven innovation for greatest business value.
#1 in Customer Satisfaction
Lenovo engineers know that every detail makes a difference, every efficiency multiplies effectiveness. The result is performance. Lenovo is #1 in customer satisfaction in TBR’s Corporate IT Buying Behavior & Customer Satisfaction Study for x86-based Servers (see "Learn More" link to read the report). Our servers meet and exceed the evolving demands enterprises place on them—including hardware quality, reliability, performance, and efficiency—to lower total cost of ownership.
"Lenovo servers provide us with a strong platform for driving better business performance. The combination of strong performance, easy scalability and high availability allow us to maximize operational efficiency while minimizing system downtime, helping PEPCO Poland to stay ahead in a fast-moving market."
Sławomir Stanek—IT Architect, PEPCO Poland, June 2016Learn more
Rated the Most Reliable x86 Servers in the World
Infrastructure downtime is a problem for IT operations. Unplanned service outages of even a few minutes can quickly disrupt network operations and end-user productivity, driving down operations and revenue.
Your business and your end-users, customers, business partners, and suppliers all expect uninterrupted access to data resources, regardless of time or location. Downtime is always costly.
"Reliability is critical. It is of utmost importance for us to offer reliable services, as our clients rely on us to manage their IT operations. Should one of our servers go down for a single day, we would lose EUR 40,000 in lost revenues and penalty fines."
David Bevc—Head of Cloud Solutions, Unistar PRO, March 2016Learn more
#1 in Customer Satisfaction
Businesses are using IT in new ways to deliver applications faster and mine information for competitive advantage. In this environment especially, time is money. Your mission critical applications in finance, data analysis, online transaction processing, and ERP demand the highest performance to produce deeper insights much faster.
Lenovo has historically been an industry leader, and that tradition continues. We offer some of the world’s fastest systems to support your mission-critical applications. Lenovo continues to invest in performance leadership in its high-end platforms and will continue to give customers the highest performing, most reliable systems possible.
"“We have seen a very clear increase in the speed of computation with our Lenovo NeXtScale System cluster.... A job that used to take a day to run now completes in a matter of hours or even minutes – typically over a 90 percent improvement.”
Nathalie Rivière—Upstream Genomics Coordinator/Bioinformatics Manager, Biogemma, March 2016Learn more
Infrastructure Security Matters
At Lenovo, we believe that security should be integrated and embedded by default. Improved security protection increases data center reliability and availability while simultaneously protecting you from the enormous cost of a security breach.
Lenovo employs rigorous business processes, product design, and supply chain controls to ensure our products meet the most stringent customer requirements. We believe we have the most transparent, auditable, and secure supply chain in the server industry.
"We have been using Lenovo Flex System for almost two years now, and the impressive redundancy of the solution protects us from the risk of individual server or storage node failure."
David Miklík--Head of System Support, University Hospital Olomouc, December 2016Learn more
Ease of Integration
Ease of Integration
Success Depends on Openness and Flexibility
Openness and industry-standards-based design and deployment are elemental to Lenovo’s data center strategy. We don’t use proprietary interfaces or management tools, making it easy for you to integrate Lenovo servers into your existing environment. Our open products and XClarity management tools work with the infrastructure and leading management consoles you have in place.
Lenovo also provides industry-leading solutions by leveraging best-of-breed partners. This gives you choice and freedom to deploy the best solution for your needs. You have the freedom to leverage industry expertise and best practices to intelligently tune and manage your IT environment.
"The Lenovo Solution for SAP HANA appliances are designed in a modular fashion, enabling rapid and cost-effective scale-out by little more than adding and integrating a second appliance."
Eric Fitzpatrick—Vice President of Sales, Freudenberg IT America, August 2016Learn more
Service & Support
Service & Support
Service and Support Through the Full Lifecycle of Your Lenovo Assets
Lenovo is the reliability leader, but occasionally issues arise. And sometimes you may need help tackling your most complex IT projects. Lenovo provides a full suite of flexible services to help you run a successful IT organization.
We can also provide professional services to help you deploy complex solutions or enable the latest technologies, ultimately allowing you to realize the value of your IT solution faster.
"We keep in regular contact with the Lenovo team and it’s great to know that, should we need help with anything, they’re there for us. We also rely on the guidelines and best practices published by Lenovo to ensure that we always use our infrastructure as efficiently as possible. As a result, in the three years we’ve been running the Lenovo Flex System solution, our customers haven’t experienced any unplanned downtime of their vital IT services caused by hardware issues."
Julian Merkl--Managing Partner, Merkl IT, December 2016Learn more
Industry Leading Scale and Efficiency for Customer Value
Lenovo is the only global technology provider that offers mobile phones, tablets, PCs, and data center solutions. Lenovo owns its own server manufacturing facilities around the world, giving us greater control over both product quality and supply chain operations. Our scale and manufacturing efficiency enable us to drive the best quality, supply chain security, and manufacturing costs in the industry, which we pass on to you.
Gartner ranks Lenovo number 18 worldwide in their Top 25 for Supply Chain, which identifies companies that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business.
"Thanks to the expert and trusted partnership with Lenovo and with the project’s funders, we were able to implement just the right type of architecture to suit our needs. This is strengthening our expertise, reputation and capabilities, positioning CINECA as one of the most advanced and renowned supercomputing institutions in the world."
Sanzio Bassini--HPC Director, CINECA, November 2016Learn more